Graduate Certificate in Outdoor and Environmental Education

Federation University Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Outdoor and Environmental Education combines the study of outdoor and environmental education knowledge, skills and values with the development of competence and experience in outdoor activities. Outdoor activities are viewed as approaches to gaining access to more natural settings and as a medium for developing human/nature relationships. Subjects are a blend of hands-on and theoretical work, and include outdoor leadership, community and bush environments, and coastal environments. It also helps in identifying the influence of cultural beliefs on environmental and outdoor education issues and practices. This is a postgraduate program, students are required to complete an undergraduate program in a related field prior to undertaking postgraduate study.

Course Fee:

Australian: $10,600

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or a diploma in a related field, or equivalent work experience and have demonstrated the potential to undertake graduate level study. Alternatively, students may have standing or qualification accepted by the School of Health Sciences and Psychology as being equivalent. Applicants who do not have formal academic qualifications in a related field must have relevant work experience, and be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake the program and have relevant work experience in the field. Extra requirements: current Royal Life Saving Award (Bronze Medallion) or equivalent Current First Aid Certificate (St John's Ambulance Level 2) or equivalent Working With Children Check (WWCC)


4 courses. If students undertake the program full-time they can study all courses in 1 year (please note: this option is not available to international students). Most courses are offered on-campus and some may be offered by flexible delivery. Participation in excursions, camps, fieldwork, consultations or research on weekends and during the lecture breaks may be required.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-outdoor and environmental

Who for:

Physical Education teachers wanting to enhance their qualifications; Education students; people in recreational and tourism occupations

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 1 year

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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